The President’s recent immigration address in El Paso, Texas, may best be described as having been long on rhetoric, but short on specifics.
It was a speech designed to draw lines of demarcation in the political battles of the 2012 cycle, not add substance to the strategy for reform. With the Iowa Caucuses just months away and an opposing field beginning to show signs of firming up, the President went for the political, not necessarily the practical. In fact, the only novel aspect was a declaration that the border was now secure, clearing the way for comprehensive immigration reform. read more